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Christmas returning to John Street in Singleton

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Christmas is locked in for John Street after the festivities have undergone multiple cancellations. 

The widely-adored community event was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the year prior from the 2019/2020 bushfires. 

Singleton Council have put the gears in motion, already blueprinting what stalls, entertainment and activities will be set to return. 

At this stage, the Christmas on John Street is scheduled for December 10th. 

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Council General Manager Jason Linane is excited by the return but understands the proceedings will need to be managed in a COVID-safe way. 

"We're being very optimistic with this. 

"We know its a an unfolding situation with this pandemic but we are being confident. 

"We are saying our community is doing a wonderful job," Mr Linane said. 

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The decision to proceed with the festivities was also based off the current vaccination rates that are soaring in Singleton. 

"The Singleton vaccination rates have gone over 92% first dose. 

"So they are really taking up this challenge now that the vaccine supply has been dealt with.

"We are really confident we can have our Christmas on John Street. 

"Our staff are hard at work going through all the logistical planning," he said. 

Image: Singleton Council Website